Caption: A truck caught fire on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen Photo by Lilly Mayes
Caption: A truck caught fire on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen Photo by Lilly Mayes

PHOTOS: Fireball consumes truck on Bruce Highway

A TRUCK driver has escaped serious injury after his vehicle went up in a huge ball of flames on the Bruce Highway.

The truck's cab caught fire when it came to a stop at Forest Glen at 11.50am and flames quickly took hold. A staff member at a neighbouring business captured the burning truck on her camera.

Caption: A truck caught fire on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen Photo by Lilly Mayes
Caption: A truck caught fire on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen Photo by Lilly Mayes

"I heard that the engine started a fire while the driver was driving so he pulled over and tried to use his extinguisher, but it ran out," onlooker Lilly Mayes said.

A staff member from Rent Me Truck Hire rushed outside to assist but there was little anyone could do but wait for firefighters to arrive.

The truck was well alight when crews arrived. Using foam, the fire was under control within 20 minutes.

Truck fire on the highway near Mons Road. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
Truck fire on the highway near Mons Road. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon

No one was injured in the fire.

A Police Media spokesman confirmed officers attended to assist with traffic control, but police would not investigate any further.

 

Truck fire on the highway near Mons Road. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
Truck fire on the highway near Mons Road. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily john mccutcheon


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